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already hit hard by hurricane sandy. the storm, and the election, nightly news begins now. >>> good evening, while the nation tries to recover from a deep recession, and in a presidential race, we were after all, all told, was as close and as tight as they get. barack obama, the 44th president of the united states was reelected last night. he was somehow able to stitch together a convincing victory, winning just about all of the battleground states that were so heavily fought over in the most expensive race in u.s. history. it was early this morning when the president appeared with his family becoming the third consecutive two-term president we've elected. that has not happened since the time of presidents jefferson, madison, and monroe. president obama won a decisive victory in both the electoral college and in the popular vote. the outlyer, the one state on the map not yet called is florida. and here we are on the east coast, also covering this. a nor'easter, a storm so fierce the governor of new jersey said it will move his state's recovery effort backward for a time. and here is
for today's vote, and those in the wake of hurricane sandy's destructive path are doing the best they can. obama versus romney. democrats versus republicansnow the world is watching, and now it's your decision, america. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good morning, everyone. i'm lynn berry. well, millions of votes have already been cast and the candidates will do some last-minute politicking early today. in the swing state of ohio, nearly 1.8 million absentee ballots have already been cast. that's up from 2008. in florida nearly 4.5 million people have voted early or by absentee coming very close to the number from last time. president obama voted early this year. he'll do some swing state interviews and then play in his traditional election day basketball game while awaiting the returns from chicago. mr. romney has added two last-minute campaign stops in ohio and pennsylvania after he votes in massachusetts. running mate paul ryan will vote in wisconsin before joining romney in boston. and vice president joe biden will vote in delaware before joining the president in ch
one. >>> good morning. more misery as the northeast sandy. a new threat, another storm the new jobs report is out this morning. it is mixed news. 171,000 jobs added. the unemployment rate up slightly to 7.9%. we will get reaction from both campaigns. >>> and walk this way. new yorkers in need of a lift are about to get one on our plaza. the count down has gun for air oh smith's first ever morning show concert today, friday, november 2nd, 2012. >>> from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie. live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> good morning, welcome to "today." 7:00 a.m. on the west coast on friday. i am matt lauer. >> i am savannah guthrie. it has been a hard week around here. we are excited to have something to smile about. aerosmith is here. >> i listened to the check. and the visual of them on the concert stage is something to remember. it is a great distraction. but only a distraction from the on-going problems in the wake of the storm sandy. this morning, the death toll from the storm has risen from more than 90 people. there's a lot of talk abo
forward with their cleanup from hurricane sandy, we're going to ask the question how will that storm impact voter turnout in parts of the country tomorrow? >> and, of course, sandy still fresh in our minds and our hearts. people still trying to recover an dig out. there's a new storm targeting the region in the coming days. we want to get right to al roker who is on hard-hit stinld with more on that. good morning, al. >> good morning, savannah. house after house, instead of cars in the garage or the driveway, they have boats, and they are planning to get some of these boats out of here starting today, but that may be hampered by an oncoming nor'easter which normally we wouldn't be that worried about, but because of the weakened beaches and infrastructure this could be a big, big problem. let's take a look at where it's starting off. tomorrow morning around 8:00 a.m. it's in florida. so it's causing problems for maybe the voting in florida, especially in northern and central florida. as we make our way up the day tomorrow, we see it along the carolina coastline. by wednesday morning i
concerns in this area are the areas devastated by sandy only a week ago. this storm is going to add insult to injury, more power outages, more beach erosion, more large waves crashing into homes. that's going to happen as we go throughout this afternoon and this evening. as far as the wind goes, they're already beginning to pick up, gusting now to new york city at 32. at the peak of the storm, we expect wind gusts anywhere from 50 to 70 miles per hour. that will be this afternoon into early this evening, especially over long island and coastal sections of new jersey. a lot of people just got their power back on. now we'll have additional power outages on top of that. we'll even get snow with this storm. some areas that haven't seen any snow. the snowfall amounts very impressive, especially northern portions of delaware around the philadelphia area and especially new jersey. the same locations that had the devastation and you saw the destruction of their homes, now we're looking at getting a coating of a couple inches of snow on top of damaged property. not what anyone needed in this will h
as the suffering from hurricane sandy continues for so many people. ron allen's been covering that, he's across the river from new york city in hard hit hoboken, new jersey. ron, good evening. >> reporter: good evening to you, brian. this city hall has been the center for relief operations here. today they added voting to the long list of things they're trying to accomplish. for voters in new york and new jersey, still battling the aftermath of the storm, there was frustration and confusion, and a huge problem caused by e-mail voting. election day got off to a chaotic start in communities outside new york city that still don't have power. when voters arrived at polling places that were not ready. >> it's a disgrace. i've been here three times, they finally got machines in, now the machines are jammed up. >> reporter: in manhattan, where the storms effects still linger, the lines were long. in queens, tents were set up outside unusable polling places. shuttle buses carried other voters to alternative sites. throughout the metro area, some who turned out early even used flashlights. any means pos
>>> good morning. >>> good morning. the sequel, a strong storm hits the sandy-ravaged northeast with 40-mile-an-hour winds and heavy wet snow. in some places, up to a foot of it. but in the midst of it all, a bright moment for one storm victim.victim. >> we are cold.e cold. oh, my goodness.dness. >>> honeymoon over.n over. the day after the president is re-elected, wall street has its worst day of the year while r w republicans are trying to figure out how they let it slip away. . >>> and you go, girl., girl. the 9-year-old phenom with m wi unbelievable moves on the n the football field.ll field. why she has all the boys chasing after her today, november 8th, 2012.3 c1 >>> and good morning, everyone. welcome to "today" on a thursday morning.morning. i'm savannah gurthrie.urthrie. >> and i'm matt lauer.lauer. i love this interview that stephanie gosk was doing with w that woman.that woman. she hasn't had power since nine days ago, when the storm hit. in the middle of the interview, they were talking about that, no heat. s and the lights come on. imagine the relief you would feel.
. rental cars almost impossible to find because thousands of them were flooded by hurricane sandy. if you're trying to get a rental car, probably didn't have much luck. as far as air travel, good news, it's down from last year, so the airports will be a little emptier. when you're shopping for airfare, that's down as well. about 11%. the average price for a ticket within the u.s. today is $188. finally, buses, cruise ships and trains, 1.3 million americans traveling that way today. so here we are on i-95. we're hoping to get back to you matt. i hear you're cooking dinner. >> you might want to head in the other direction. thank you very much. good to see you. >> you're cooking but he's not invited? >> don't want my cooking, that's all. >> let's get a check of the top stories. natalie morales is at the news desk. >> good morning savannah and matt and everyone. a last-ditch effort to save hostess brands has failed. the second largest union broke down late tuesday. the cake maker heads to bankruptcy court today to let a judge decide what the company can liquidate. there may be hopes for twink
storm aimed at the hard hit northeast. and al is in sandy point, new jersey, again this morning. al, good morning to you. >> they built this berm, this dune a mile long yesterday to protect against the nor'easter yesterday to put in an access point and bringing in dump trucks to bring in more sand to protect against a storm surge. let's show you the northeast, because they are making a way along the new jersey coast and bringing in strong northeasterly winds and wind gusts from 30 to 40 miles per hour, and we are expecting airport delays along the i-95 corridor and expecting storm surge from two to four feet of storm surge along the eastern board. the storm surge is going to be causing problems on the beach erosion, and shore waves of 8 to 12 feet. and we have rain with the system. we are talking about anywhere from two to four inches of rain, but look at what is behind it. along the new york/new jersey shoreline, on into pennsylvania and upstate new york, we are talking about snow. some areas are picking up six to nine inches of snow. the philadelphia area has a winter storm warnin
mom and pop store a boost of business. here in this area, badly needed in the wake of hurricane sandy. joining us more to talk more about that is new york city mayor michael bloomberg. welcome. >> thank you. welcome to small business saturday. >> good to be here. we all know what the city has been through over the past few weeks. you have an announcement regarding some of those businesses that even still can't open. >> number one, small business saturday is the creation of american express. they've done a wonderful thing helping small businesses grow in this city. small businesses account for 98% of all businesses. they employ 50% of the people in this city. 2/3 of them have five employees or less. they really are the job creators for new york city. new york city has gotten back 200% of the jobs lost during the recession. the country has only gotten back 40% and it's really all been in small businesses. small businesses are the ones in your neighborhood that let you really find good values, get somebody that knows what you need, understands your culture, and it's very important, a lot
to recover after superstorm sandy. this as dropping temperatures and a new storm bare down on the region. a nor'easter set to slam the region on wednesday. state officials are working to ease the voting process for displaced people allowing voters in emergency zones to vote at any polling station they can access. >>> prosecutors at lewis mccord say that staff sergeant robert bales went on a killing spree in two afghan villages last march after drinking with fellow soldiers, watching a movie about rejeng killings and discussing a friend who had lost a leg. he's accused of carrying out one of the worst wars a trosties over the last ten years and faces murder and six counts of attempted murder. the 39-year-old has not entered a plea, but attorneys say he has post-traumatic stress disorder. prosecutors showed video of bales surrendering taken by surveillance blimps. >>> now let's head to wall street. >> the markets like certainty, whatever the reaction in the next few days, investors will shift focus to how to avoid the fiscal cliff. automatically traded at the end of year. back to you. >> m
. this is an 80-foot tree, and a little extra special this year. >> reporter: it withstood hurricane sandy. >> what would christmas be without santa? >> hi, santa. >> how is it going? >> i love this tree. i love the smell of spruce in the morning. you know, it brings the holiday spirit right here to new york city from the good friends over in new jersey, really gone through a blast here the last few weeks. >> really need the holiday. >> brought some north pole weather. tell you what. better than the warm weather you had the other day. >> are you ready for the holiday? >> absolutely ready. just opened it at radio city music hall last night so we're very excited about that. >> the 85th anniversary. >> 85 years. >> spectacular. >> we've been dancing in new york. >> and you need some visitors. >> you don't look a day over 85 and a half and a half. >>tweaking the list, on balance have the girls and boys been naughty or nice? >> glad you said that rather than good or bad. i would have to say the boys are a little bit more on the naughty list. >> santa. >> i'm working on it. >> as soon as natalie
sandy. and that's part of the event today, as well. >> it really has. this area has really been torn, people are still recovering. there are many that are not going to have a traditional thanksgiving. and we're hoping that today could be a sense of rejuvenation and joy. we're all supporting the red cross, everybody in the parade this year, balloon handlers, float escorts, clowns, cheerleaders, myself, hopefully you guys will be wearing a red cross pin to show our support for the good work they've done and still are doing. >> have a great parade. i know you've got to get up town -- >> i do. al is up there, brought us great weather. i thank him for that. >> happy thanksgiving. >> happy thanksgiving. >> we'll send it back to you. >> we'll check in with you guys in a little bit later. you can watch the spectacular macy's thanksgiving day parade starting at 9:00 a.m. here on nbc. >> and now let's get a check of the weather from al. he's up town where the parade is getting ready to kick off. >> today's weather is brought to you by walmart, tune in tonight at 8:00 p.m. eastern time for a sp
to that site beating the previous record set by superstorm sandy. >>> you can find good samaritans under water, 250 miles south of baja, mexico, look at this, this dive crew found a distressed whale shark dangerously tangled up in some rope. the team made a couple of attempts and were finally able to cut it loose and free the giant creature. amazing. it is now four minutes after the hour. back to al with a check of the weather. hey, al. >> sounds pretty cool. >> and we'll get to our lovely person who is donating stuff for our toy drive in just a second. let's show you what we've got weather-wise for you. take a look. we're talking about a risk of strong storms from houston, texas, all the way to alexandria, virginia and isolated tornadoes later today on into tonight. we're looking at rain firing up and making its way causing some problems from houston all the way to new orleans and north, you can see snow stretching tomorrow into early wednesday, from boston all the way back to charleston. snowfall amounts anywhere from 3 to 6 inches of snow from harrisburg north of philadelphia, from hartford
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